Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Men & Chicken
(Mænd & høns)

Year: 2015
Country: DENMARK
Run Time: 104 minutes

Men & Chicken

Warning: If you are going to dinner before this one, you will probably want to go vegetarian. Elias, a sex addict obsessed with useless trivia, and his brother, Gabriel, a balding professor prone to panic attacks, are having a very bad day. Upon their father’s death, a hastily-made video reveals the two were adopted. Amidst a lingering series of questions, they set out on a road trip to a remote island where their supposed biological father is rumored to live. When they arrive at the decrepit house, they find three more violently temperamental brothers living there, a slew of bizarre animals, and few traces of their supposed patriarch. As Elias and Gabriel try to reconcile their new family, they find clues suggesting an unseemly tension in the chicken coop. Cue the laughs for Anders Thomas Jensen’s MEN & CHICKEN—an uproarious familial comedy that strikes a tone somewhere between “The Three Stooges” and “Tender Mercies.” Mads Mikkelsen leads a cast of top-form Danish actors through this circus of jealousy, desire, and feathered friends. (In Danish with subtitles) –C.P.

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Anders Thomas Jensen

Anders Thomas Jensen is a writer and director born in Frederiksværk on Sjælland in Denmark in 1972. With a storied and lustrous career, he received three Academy Award® nominations in the late 1990s, winning for his short film "Election Night".

"Flickering Lights" (2000), "The Green Butchers" (2003), "Adam's Apples" (2005)—30th CIFF, MEN & CHICKEN (2015)

Kim Magnusson, Tivi Magnusson

Anders Thomas Jensen

Sebastian Blenkov

Anders Villadsen

Principal Cast
Mads Mikkelsen, David Dencik, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Søren Malling, Nicolas Bro

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